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Hello all, I've search the forums for information on MPG for both the 650 and the 1000 and did not find to much. I know mileage depends on how you ride and what your loads are. I've talked to some people who told me they can get 65 MPG on the wee-strom under fairly normal conditions. They say upper fifties to mid sixties are common for the 650. If you would like to comment please answer the following:

1. 650 or 1000 ??
2. MPG on average( or a range) Town vs highway??
3. How much wieght on the bike? (you, passengers/cargo)
4. Top speed obtainable with above loads at what RPM's
 

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My '07 DL650 ABS is averaging about 54 mpg with mixed highway / city streets riding, at about 1200 miles. I'm about 5' 10" & 180 lbs. with a tall GIVI windshield, a GIVI 52N top case, and handgrips - so a fair amount of wind-resistance up front. I rarely go above 70 as it's just too loud and there's too much buffeting for my comfort. In 6th the bike is about 4500 - 5000 at 70mph.
 

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Averaged 53 mpg on the 2400 miles I did going to Reno. High was 56 at speeds 65 and under. Lowest was 49 when I was slabbing on I-5 at 70 to 75 mph for 250 miles. This is fully loaded with a Givi trunk, E21 saddlebags and a large duffle bag ( about 100 lbs.).
 

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Mpg

1. DL650
2. 46.5 mpg – mixture of expressway and city driving.
3. I normally ride single, but am 6’5” and weight 300lbs+.
4. I run 65mph @ 4500rpm

* - All calculations above were made with my current 16T sprocket.

I’ve read several entries on MPG calculations and believe that rider weight and height(wind resistance) contribute greatly to MPG obtained. Just as a note, my bike runs beautifully.
 

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Hello all, I've search the forums for information on MPG for both the 650 and the 1000 and did not find to much. I know mileage depends on how you ride and what your loads are. I've talked to some people who told me they can get 65 MPG on the wee-strom under fairly normal conditions. They say upper fifties to mid sixties are common for the 650. If you would like to comment please answer the following:

1. 650 or 1000 ??
2. MPG on average( or a range) Town vs highway??
3. How much weight on the bike? (you, passengers/cargo)
4. Top speed obtainable with above loads at what RPM's
I'm having a relaxed night so I'll answer in detail.
1. 05 650.
2. In town averages 54ish MPG when running a GIVI windshield, and speeds don't exceed 65mph. If I add soft luggage this number drops by 2-3mpg.
Between 30f-50f my gas millage drops to about 48 around town. I usually shift around 5-6000. Occasionally I'll shift at 8000. Rarely above that. Cruise around 4000.

On the highway with a givi windshield and bags I get 45mpg at a real 75mph (83ish indicated). If I lose the bags, I've gotten 49mpg at a real 80mph. However I've noticed if the temps are below 50f (I use heated gear) my mileage drops into the 40-43mpg range.

3. 150lb driver, with 30lbs of gear and cargo, and a top case with large hand guards and givi windshield. When using soft bags I've usually got another 30-40lbs of stuff.

4. Easy to get to a real 90mph. I don't go above that. Ask greywolf about going higher than 115mph without a steering stabilizer.... yuck

Eric
 

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1.) 1,000! Secondaries pulled, K&N air filter, 43T rear sprocket, Givi windshield, Givi V46 top case.

2.a) Last weekend - Solo ride, open highway, averaging around 75 mph straight highway run, cruising in 6th = 54 mpg (imperial gallons) (45 mpg US)

2.b) This weekend - 2-up ride, secondary roads, averaging around 55 mph, some stop/starts, shifting between 4,000 & 7,000 rpm, cruising between 4,000 & 5,000 rpm, mostly 4th and 5th gear = 53 mpg (imperial) (44 mpg US).

3.a) 270 with luggage.

3.b) 410 with luggage

4.) Top speed? Who cares?
 

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2007 DL 650 - still in the break in period. Had 56.67 mpg on the first tank of gas, and 58.85 mpg on the second. I drive a mixture of highway and city driving. While I might be babying it alittle, have had it up to 70 numerous times at about 5,000 RPM, generally keep between 3K and 5K RPM. About 240 lbs.
 

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900mi. trip....

...two weeks ago I averaged 44.77mpg. Pretty good considering: Givi windshield, with Mastad bracket, Givi E52 top, E46 sides, 240lb rider, 25lbs gear, and 75-80mph the whole way.
 

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1. 650
2. MPG on average 55mpg US. 20% town, 80% highway??
3. How much wieght on the bike?:260 lbs.
4. haven't tried for top speed. Doesn't matter to me.
 

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1. Vee (DL 1000)

2. After 1200 miles, averaging 44 MPG with average speed 65 to 75 mph (4000-4500 in fifth). After breakin, started reving it to 5000-6000 occasionally and mileage seemed to drop to around 39 MPG (maybe the windy days were a factor also?) As many on this site have said, this bike feels best at that rpm range. Same rpms in 6th = 80 mph (indicated)

3. Bike has full set of GIVI bags (V46 topcase and V35 sidecases) which always stay on and GIVI crashbars. Wet weight with full tank of gas was 560 to 580 pounds on the local cooperative scale.

4. One-up, bike is carrying its weight and my 260 pound weight.

5. Two-up, bike is carrying its weight and our 395 pound combined weight. (NOTE - Our last 200-mile 2-up ride, the bike averaged 44 MPG with us fighting 30 to 35 mph crosswinds/headwinds and the bike averaging 65 mph.):D

6. Sounds like the Wee to me! I would have gotten one of those instead, but my dealer was practically begging me to take the Vee of their hands as it sat in their showroom for over a year. I got the K6 Vee for the same price as an 07 Wee (non-ABS) would have cost me. But I sure would like to try the Wee sometime!
 
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Hmmm, it looks like the Wee only wins in the city. The posts I see about highway speed put the Wee and Vee within a couple mpg of each other. Must be that high rpm at highway speed on the Wee. In LA city traffic I get high 30's and am averaging 45mpg on the highway. Top speed that I've reached was 130.
 

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More Gase Mileage Info

The more you read on this thing, the less clear it gets.

Check out this link:

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=120374591640#


Most of those DL1000 owners are complaining about their gas mileage. I wonder what RPM's you DL1000 owners are running at 65mph ? I wonder what RPM's you are typically running at on the highway ?

I'm usually at 4,500 on my DL650. I've got a sneaky suspicion that if I got on some of the guys DL1000 bikes that are reporting better gas mileage than me here that I wouldn't get near the same mpg you are. No offense, but I'll stick with my Wee on this issue.

That U.S. vs Imperial gallon distinction is obviously important, also.
 
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... I wonder what RPM's you DL1000 owners are running at 65mph ? I wonder what RPM's you are typically running at on the highway ?
3200/3500 rpm. At 65 the 1K is lugging in 6th gear. It seems there's a 2k difference (roughly) between the 1K and the Wee at highway speeds. That probably accounts for the drop in economy. I don't really care what my mileage is. I'm just adding information. I already know from countless threads that the Wee is the greatest bike EVER ( :rolleyes: ) and anyone who would buy a different bike must be nuts, so y'all can save that for another time. I just noticed that the stated mileage on the highway from wee riders is similar to what 1K's are getting. City mileage it seems you have the 1K beat.
 

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In general due to gearing, and engine load it appears that over a real 80mph the 1000 will start getting better mileage. One time riding into a 30mph headwind with full luggage etc at 80mph I managed to get 36mpg. What kind of mileage does a dl1000 get at 110mph cruising?

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Two dl1000's, one with stock gearing the other 16t counter sprocket. 210 miles of varied highway speeds. Stock geared bike took 5.5 gals, 16t geared bike took 4.5.
 

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1) the greatest bike EVER ( :) ) and anyone who would buy a different bike must be nuts -the MightyShep

2) curiously: cool/cold and rainy - 47, all other conditions - 52

3) Just me and my gear are probably now sneaking up on 300lbs :(

4) 110 indicated. I wasn't looking at the tach. But yeah, who cares. More importantly: 80 indicated, 6k
 

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  1. DL1k
  2. 43 MPG City / 50-53 MPG Hwy
  3. Me & Gear = ~195# (oh wait, since I'm nuts and ride a 1k, my ego must account for another 10 lbs or so. Make that 210!)
  4. Err.... 120ish? When I'm fully loaded I don't much try to break 110. But it's stable up to 125 (GPS)
My bike is set up as following:
  • 43t Rear (+2)
  • PCIII
  • K&N
  • Leo Vince Cans
Interesting post on the stock vs +2 rear sprocket. I found my MPG went up as well, since 6th is now actually useable at legal speeds. I can get into 6th at 60, and now I stay there between 65 and 80 running 4000-5000 rpms (the sweet spot). The PCIII also helped with the fuel economy for the same reason - you don't have to rail on the bike in the upper rpms all the time anymore since it smoothed out power delivery below 4k.
 
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